Master Gardener's February
Educational Program 
Attracting Birds to Your Garden
with Martha Rollefson
Certified bird feeding specialist
Tuesday, February 11th
10-11 a.m. in the Rogow Room
The public is most welcome

February is American Heart Month
Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in America and heart conditions affect more than 120 million people. You can improve your heart health by:
-Eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fatty fish, which are a source of omega-3 fatty acids.
-Eating less food with salt, added sugars, and saturated or trans fats.
-Moving More! Physical activity can help lower blood pressure and help control stress.
-Finding healthier ways to manage stress such as yoga, walking, or meditation.
-Avoiding smoking. Smoking increases your risk for heart disease.

Learn more here: Heart Health
Livestock News

Transylvania County Cattlemen's Association will hold it's annual dinner and membership meeting on March 10, 2020 at 6:00 P.M.  Location is to be determined.  Dr. Mark Alley from Zoetis Animal Health will discuss vaccination protocols for your herd.

The 69th Annual North Carolina Cattlemen's Conference will be held February 28-29, 2020 at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.  For registration and further information visit

Green Industry News - February 2020
Members of the Green Industry, make sure you are checking the Green Industry News to keep up with the what is going on in your industry in the Carolinas.

Transylvania County Bee Keepers Association Meeting
All are welcome to come and learn!

Come learn about the benefits of Membership with the Association and whether beekeeping is a good hobby for you!

Tuesday February 4th, 2020 in the Cooperative Extension conference room in the Public Services Building. Meetings will be first Tuesday of each month!  

Email Eddie Thompson, Club President,t for more information!
Transylvania County Natural Resource Council
Monthly meeting
Free and open to the public

Friday February 14, 2020 at 9:00AM
In the Public Service Building Conference Room

Presentation from  Brevard College's Riverkeepers Program with Jennifer Kafsky 

Business Meeting to Follow presentation

52nd Annual Winter Vegetable Conference and Trade Show
February 19th and 20th
Crown Plaza Resort 

Come learn about the latest veggie production research and innovative technology. 

Winter Apple School
This year, Winter Apple School will be held on February 5, 2020, at Blue Ridge Community College in the Technology Development and Education Center. The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with lunch included. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts available.

Winter Apple School is the signature apple meeting held in Western North Carolina for commercial apple growers and others interested in apple production. The program features a host of apple Extension Specialists and Researchers from NC State University as the core of the program. 

NC State Extension Homegrown Monthly Digest
Homegrown is an ever changing source of information that will be of interest to everyone.  Timely articles are posted continually throughout the year, covering topics relating to In the Garden, In the Kitchen and On the Farm.
You can sign up to receive a monthly newsletter directly to your inbox by visiting the NC State Extension Homegrown website. 
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